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The Camille Dress : Get ready to swoon!!

The Camille Dress : Get ready to swoon!!
The Camille Dress is the latest addition to the Dovetailed London sewing pattern range and is currently exclusive to Love Sewing magazine.  In this their extra-special 100th issue, the full instructions and a link to the digital pattern of this dress is available. 

The Millie Dress: It's Party Season

The Millie Dress: It's Party Season
For my 50th birthday I wanted to make a simple dress in my favourite fabric, African wax print. I had been gifted the book “Sewing with African Wax Print Fabrics” by Adaku Parker and she asked if I was happy to blog a review of one of the patterns. I chose the Millie dress as it had the vintage vibes I was looking for. Adaku also gifted me 4 yards of this gorgeous fabric.

The Jennifer Jumpsuit: The on-trend Summer staple.

The Jennifer Jumpsuit: The on-trend Summer staple.
This pattern has 4 pieces: front bodice, back bodice, front trouser and back trouser.  There is also an option to have a fully lined bodice which I didn't use at this time. The  jumpsuit came together very quickly in less than an hour.
Attaching the zips, binding neckline and sleeve edges were a breeze and instructions can be found on page 114-115; 120-121.

The Philippa Pinafore Dress: Stylish and oh so versatile!

The Philippa Pinafore Dress: Stylish and oh so versatile!

This pattern is marked a three star difficulty (most of the other garments are two stars) and there definitely were some new techniques for me. I’d never done a half elasticated waist before, it was quite fiddly and a bit different from elastic all the way round, because you don’t pull the elastic through a channel, you insert it from the long side. It felt a bit counterintuitive and was a bit fiddly, but it worked a treat! It’s so nice to have it fitted at the back waist but still have a nice clean flat front. Definitely more half elasticated waists in my future!

 

The Etta Shirt Dress: A guaranteed show stopper!

The Etta Shirt Dress: A guaranteed show stopper!
African wax print fabrics are also perfect for new beginner dressmakers, being woven they are easy to create a variety of different projects from. From the projects within the book, the Etta dress was the one I just said ‘wow” as I turned the page! A classic shirt dress which a closely fitted bodice teamed with a flared skirt. A timeless piece that will be perfect for the summer days to come.

Full bust adjustments: A step-by-step guide.

Full bust adjustments: A step-by-step guide.
In this guest blog post, Emerald (aka @highbellamy19) shares the step-by-step process that she used to create a full bust adjustment alteration.

*NEW BOOK* 📖 Sewing with African wax print fabric 🎉 by Adaku Parker

*NEW BOOK* 📖 Sewing with African wax print fabric 🎉 by Adaku Parker
All the techniques, step-by-step instructions and patterns you need to make 25 African wax print garments and accessories. INCLUDES FULL SIZE PATT...

*NEW PRODUCT* Project Bag Sewing Kit African Wax Print Vinyl Zip Closure Crafts Knitting Stitching Gifts for Her

*NEW PRODUCT* Project Bag Sewing Kit African Wax Print Vinyl Zip Closure Crafts Knitting Stitching Gifts for Her
Buy to make either for yourself, or make to give to family and friends. Alternatively, give the sewing kit as a gift for the stitchers and knitters in your life!